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Kenya Convicts, Jails For Life Two Iranian Agents on Terrorism Charges

In recent months Iranian and Hezbollah operatives have been linked to multiple terror plots in Bulgaria. Iranian agents are on trial for another terror plot in Thailand. Nigerian police recently broke up an Iranian terror cell.

A recently concluded trial in Cyprus of a confessed Hezbollah member ended with a conviction on terror-related charges, as did a trial of terrorists with Iran links in Azerbaijan. And now Kenya:

Magistrate Kaire Waweru Kiare said the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt all counts against the two. Kiare said he will give sentences for the two on Monday. Iranian nationals Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and led officials to a 15-kilogram (33-pound) stash of the explosive RDX. Prosecutors said in their charge sheet that the two had explosives “in circumstances that indicated they were armed with the intent to commit a felony, namely, acts intended to cause grievous harm.”…

Kenyan anti-terror officials said the Iranians are members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, an elite and secretive unit.

Iran’s Quds force is an elite arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps responsible for conducting overseas terror operations. A recent report from the Washington Institute’s Matthew Levitt concluded that Iran’s global terror operations have “climbed back up the list of immediate threats facing the United States and its allies.”

Analysts concerned about Iran’s atomic program have long emphasized that, should Tehran succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons, it would be able to provide a nuclear umbrella to these and other global terror campaigns.

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